Author: StereoTimes Staff

The Most Wanted of 2022

February 10, 2023

Most Wanted 2022  Brinkmann Balance Turntable ($38k with 12.1″ tonearm, HRS base and RoNt II power supply): None of the turntables I’ve tried and owned over the years has kept my interest or fascinated me more [Read More]

The Most Wanted of 2022

February 10, 2023

Most Wanted 2022  Brinkmann Balance Turntable ($38k with 12.1″ tonearm, HRS base and RoNt II power supply): None of the turntables I’ve tried and owned over the years has kept my interest or fascinated me more [Read More]

Most Wanted 2022 page 3

February 6, 2023

  Cardas Clear Beyond Interconnects and Speaker Cables (Interconnects 1M $4250, Speaker Cables 2M $9220): Cardas’ flagship, Clear Beyond, use its best design and materials. Clear Beyond’s defining characteristics are musicality and balance. I found no [Read More]

Most Wanted 2022 Page 2

January 30, 2023

  AfterDark Project ClayX Giesmann OCXO 10m Hz Reference Master Clock Emperor Double Crown and Linear Power Supply ($2974 reviewed here) The “Emperor Double Crown” master clock is said to fall within the sweet spot [Read More]

Chicago AXPONA 2018 Page 2

May 2, 2018

Page 2 AXPONA Audio Expo North America April 13 – 15, 2018 Schaumburg, IL Aurender and GamuTAurender W20 with MQA Core Decode ($17,600), Berkley Audio Design Alpha DAC Reference Series 2 MQA ($19,995), GamuT RS3i [Read More]

Chicago AXPONA 2018

May 2, 2018

AXPONA Audio Expo North America April 13 – 15, 2018 Schaumburg, IL For the past couple of years, getting to Axpona via car has been a relatively straight-forward and mildly pleasant/relaxing experience. Total drive time [Read More]

MW 2017b

January 24, 2018

Acoustic Revive Absolute FM interconnects ($6,500 per meter), Power Reference AC cables ($2,500 per meter and SPC-Triple C speaker cables ($5,500 per eight foot): Super delicate in its delivery and ultra-transparent in its mid-band, we’ve concluded in only 300 hours, that [Read More]

MW 2017a

January 24, 2018

CH Precision C1 DAC ($37,500), D1 Disc Player ($38,000) and X1 External Power Supply ($20,500): This combo possesses an uncanny ability to convey music with transparency, resolution with tons of detail, and yet it is natural sounding. CH Precision is the [Read More]

MW 2017

January 24, 2018

         2017 Stereo Times “Most Wanted Component” Awards Audio Union Dohmann Helix 1 Turntable ($40,000) and Schroder Captive Bearing 9” Tonearm ($4,900): This is the first turntable built around MinusK system. The Dohmann [Read More]

Bybee Technologies iQSE

November 21, 2017

    After speaking over the phone with Mike Girardi about his Bybee iQSE experience after an initial purchase, I asked if he’d be willing to write a review. He obliged. If you’re a long [Read More]

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